July 28, 2020 5 minutes read Viewpoints expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
Have you ever found yourself getting captured up in all of the “how to get motivated” details out there? A quick Google search of “how to be motivated”raises over 200 million outcomes, in addition to scores of subtopics like” how to stay inspired”and” how to inspire yourself.” So why don’t I use inspiration!.?.!? Let me share a story to highlight. Several years earlier, I was a keynote speaker at a conference for a network marketing business. After my presentation, among the leading leaders of the company came near me and stated: “Noah, I took 6 pages of notes while I was listening to you speak. That was among the very best presentations I have actually ever
heard.”I thanked her, then she said something that I’ll always remember. She stated, “But there’s something incorrect.”
Uh oh, I believed. Here it comes.She said,”
In our program, it states you’re an inspirational speaker. However you’re not a inspirational speaker.””Actually,”I said.”
What am I? “She said, “ You’re not an inspirational speaker. You’re an encouraging speaker.” I stated,” Wow, that’s extremely intriguing. What’s the difference?”She said, “Well, an inspirational speaker is someone who gets you all pumped up, tells a lot of stories and gets you all thrilled. You go into the workplace on Monday, and all of that ‘motivation’ has evaporated. And you’re like, ‘What am I supposed to do now?’.”
She continued, “However you showed us precisely what to do and how to do it. You gave a step-by-step plan of precisely how I can reach my goals faster. That’s why you encouraged me.”
What is motivation?
The word motivation comes from the Latin word movere, which implies “to move.” The word inspiration has the very same root as the word motor. That origination helps me to remember that motivation in people is like the motor in your cars and truck– it’s the important things that triggers both of them to move.Therefore, when
you’re thinking about your own motivation, it’s handy to consider what in fact makes you move, as well as what makes you not move. Many business owners and business leaders presume that the No. 1 thing that encourages people is money. Of course, everybody wants more cash, and there’s nothing inherently incorrect with that.However, where many entrepreneurs and leaders go astray is presuming that cash is the incentive for all of their employees. Surprisingly, when I speak with business owners and thought leaders, I typically inquire what their motivation for beginning their business was. Their answers differ from”I wished to make a difference,”to”I wished to help people, “to “I wished to make the world a much better location. “I can’t keep in mind one of the 200 business owners I have actually interviewed who addressed”I wanted to make a lot of money.”What do you want?Of course you know that one of the tenets of goal-setting is to, um, set your goals. That is, to understand what you desire. I call this procedure recognizing your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Ask yourself concerns like: What do I desire in my business?What do I want in my relationships?What do I desire in my family life?What do
I want to make with my time?Just like driving in
why we people do something about it, and many(if not all) of them boil down to emotions or feelings. So when people inform me their goals, I constantly ask,” Why do you
- desire that?”Focus on what you really desire Obviously, we
- all want more time, more cash,
- and more impact. That’s all well and good, but why do
you want those things? When I ask this concern, my coaching customers will address: I want to feel important.I wish to be heard.I wish to be seen.I want to feel special.I wish to be appreciated.In truth, a number of the athletes, entrepreneurs and executives I’ve coached over the last two decades discovered that they had been pursuing external things without realizing the internal reasons that were really driving them to go after them in the very first place.The truth is, there’s nothing”incorrect “with inspiration.
- Motivation is the motor that will keep you moving toward your pot of gold at the end of
- the rainbow.
- Understanding not just what you
desire(your external motivation), however why you desire it (your inner motivation), implies that you can move beyond motivation and lastly provide yourself permission to succeed. Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.